Laws, Issuances and other Legislation on Women

Integration of Women, Peace and Security Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) in Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets (GPBs) and Gender and Development Accomplishment Reports (GAD ARs)

Preparation of FY 2015 Gender and Development (GAD)Plans and Budgets and FY 2013 GAD Accomplishment Reports

Implementation of the Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality Plan, 2013-2016 (Women’s EDGE Plan)

Sharing of the final draft of the Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality Plan, 2013-2016 (Women’s EDGE Plan). The Women’s EDGE Plan aims to operationalize the Magna Carta of Women (MCW or RA 9710) and to fulfill the President’s Social Contract No. 13 (“from a lack of concern for gender disparities and shortfalls to the promotion of equal gender opportunity in all spheres of public policies and programs”). The Plan shall guide the mainstreaming of the gender perspective in agency programs to fulfill their obligations under the MCW. More concretely, it will inform the preparation of GAD plans and budgets of agencies as it highlights priority gender issues and strategies for inclusion in their GAD plans and budgets.

Submission of Policy Issuances on the Creation, Reconstitution and or Strengthening of the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) and Updated Directory of GFPS Members

The Philippine Commission on Women is currently updating the database on agency GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) or similar mechanisms. As provided in PCW MC 2011-01, the GFPS is an interacting and interdependent group of people in all government instrumentalities tasked to catalyse and accelerate gender mainstreaming. It is a mechanism established to ensure and advocate for, guide, coordinate and monitor the development, implementation, review and updating of their GAD plans and GAD-related programs, activities and projects.

Utilization of the Barangay VAW Desk Handbook as Guide in the Establishment and Operationalization of Barangay VAW Desks

Per the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW or RA 9710), “all barangays shall establish a VAW desk”. Furthermore, “all provincial governors and city and municipal mayors shall “ensure the establishment of a VAW Desk in every barangay within their jurisdiction and provide technical and financial assistance” (Section 12D). To guide the implementation of this mandate, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) jointly issued in 2010 the Joint Memorandum Circular 2010-2 on the Guidelines in the Establishment of a Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk in Every Barangay.

The Barangay VAW Desk Handbook was developed to help barangay officials in the operation of their VAW Desks and equip and guide them in responding to cases brought to their attention.The Handbook provides a detailed discussion on how to set and maintain a VAW Desk, the roles and responsibilities of VAW Desk Officers, and how to render efficient and effective services to victim-survivors.

Preparation of FY 2015 Gender and Development Plans and Budgets and FY 2013 GAD Accomplishment Report and Other Matters

PCW issuance on the preparation of Annual Gender and Development Plans and Budgets for 2013 and the 2013 GAD Accomplishment Report

Guidelines on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women

Guidleines on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women.

Adoption of the Gender Equality Guidelines in the Development of Media Policies and Implementing Programs to Promote Gender Mainstreaming

WHEREAS, Section 14, Article II of the 1987 Constitution provides that the State recognizes the role of women in nation-building, and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men;

WHEREAS, Section 24, Article II of the 1987 Constitution provides that the State recognizes the vital role of communication and information in nation-building;

An Act Declaring November Twenty-Five Of Every Year As “National Consciousness Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women And Children"

In recognition of the need to establish a comprehensive and structured campaign for national consciousness on anti-violence against women, November 25 of every year is hereby declared as the “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children”.

Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay

An Act instituting policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers

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